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The Benefits of Adjustable Bedframes

SmartMotion2We don’t all have the same body. So why would we all sleep on the same bed? It’s time to try fitting your bed to your body and see what difference an adjustable bedframe can make to your comfort and your health. Here are just a few of the health conditions that can be helped or relieved just by changing the surface you sleep on.

Back Pain and Sciatica

A flat bed doesn’t provide the right support for the spinal cord. An adjustable bed allows you to incline your upper body or raise your legs and bend your knees as you sleep, thus relieving pressure on the lower back. This can make a world of difference for anyone suffering from back pain or sciatica, or recovering from back surgery.

Acid Reflux and Heartburn

When you have acid reflux or heartburn and sleep on a flat bed, stomach acid flows into the esophagus as you sleep. By elevating your upper body just a few inches, however, you can keep stomach acid in the stomach and drastically reduce episodes of acid reflux and heartburn.

Asthma

Raising your upper body just a few degrees while you sleep can open airways and relieve stress on the lungs, which benefits those who suffer from asthma, sleep apnea, or even snoring. And while snoring doesn’t necessarily threaten your health, your partner will thank you for putting an end to it.

Edema

Many who suffer from fluid retention and swelling in the lower body can get relief with an adjustable bed. Sleeping with the feet and legs elevated can prevent fluids from building up and counteract the effects of gravity that cause legs to swell during the day. The same effect can be achieved for those who suffer from pulmonary edema—or fluid collecting in the lungs—by sleeping with the upper body elevated.

Arthritis

Sleeping on an adjustable bed allows you to find an elevated position that minimizes joint compression and tension while promoting blood and fluid circulation. And, since the bed’s position can be easily changed (many models even allow you to save pre-set positions), you can quickly adjust it to find a position that soothes your arthritis pain—wherever it is.

But adjustable mattresses aren’t just for those who need pain relief. An adjustable bed can improve anyone’s sleep quality—or just provide extra comfort for activities like checking email or watching television.

If you want to see what a difference an adjustable bed can make, visit a Best Mattress in Las Vegas, Mesquite, or St. George, where we now offer Serta and Beautyrest adjustable bed foundations.

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